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Masterclass I: Quantum Computing – Principles, algorithms and applications

September 20, 2019 - 13:30 | 17:30 WEST


Arguably quantum computing is coming of age. With the race for quantum rising between major IT players and the public availability of the first prototype, proof-of-concept machines, the area is on the verge of a real shift. For the first time, the viability of quantum computing may be demonstrated in a number of real problems extremely difficult or even thought to be impossible to handle, and its utility discussed across industries. In a sense, Feynman’s dream of letting Nature, suitably engineered, compute for us through its own natural quantum behaviour, seems to be closer, even if the project of a universal quantum computer has still a long way to go.

In this context, the masterclass aims at introducing the principles of quantum computing and its engineering. Following a tutorial on quantum algorithms, particular emphasis will be placed on applications for simulation of complex systems and cryptography. A demo session with IBM’s Quantum Experience will complete the program.

Target Audience

Researchers in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics, as well as Engineers of different backgrounds, preferably, but not necessarily, with some previous contact with Quantum Computing.




This Masterclass is being coordinated by:


13:30 Introduction: “What Quantum Computing can do for you” Luís Soares Barbosa (UMinho & INL)
13:45 Lecture 1: “Grover’s algorithm: an example of the use of quantum superposition and interference principles” Mikhail Vasilevskiy (UMinho & INL)
14:30 Lecture 2: “Application: Using quantum computing to model matter” Joaquín Rossier (INL)
15:15 Lecture 3: “Application: Quantum Information and Cryptography” Paulo Mateus (IST)
16:00 Coffee Break
16:15 Lecture 4: “Algorithms: Quantum Monte Carlo integration” Luís Paulo Santos (UMinho & INL)
17:00 Demo: “Quantum Computing with QISKIT” Afonso Rodrigues and Ana Neri (UMinho & INL)



This Masterclass will take place at the Vislab Room, located in 2nd floor of the IB-S Building, at the University of Minho.



Registration is now closed!

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available and dependent on prior registration for the Annual Conference. Acceptance of participants will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

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For additional information, please contact events@utaustinportugal.org.


September 20, 2019
13:30 | 17:30 WEST
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